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Murray Cod season reopens

Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall returning a beautiful Murray Cod to the river. Photo supplied

Recreational fishers have been celebrating the first few weeks of summer after being allowed to cast their lines in search of the prized Murray Cod.

Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has announced the reopening of the season after the three-month closure by saying there was great Murray Cod fishing to be had in many river systems and impoundments given recent inflows after the drought.

“The Murray Cod is Australia’s largest freshwater fish and is an icon of our inland waterways, so this news will be eagerly welcomed by anglers,” Mr Marshall said.

“We have seen recent inflows into our river systems, creating much healthier environments for our native fish species. These are some of the best conditions we have seen in many years.

“During the last three months until December, most anglers have respected the breeding closure period, which shows an appreciation within our community of the importance of protecting our valued fish populations.

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